Bulgaria ile ilgili hikayeler

• European Commission VP Valdis Dombrovskis said that Bulgaria would not become a eurozone member before the beginning of 2025, stressing that the main challenge for the country is inflation, as the Balkan country aspires to adopt the euro as its currency before the beginning of 2024. Zoom out: Bulgaria, the poorest EU country, hopes that the euro will boost its economy and financial security, but its political crises make it difficult for them to fit the eurozo...Devamını Oku

24 Şub 2023

• Bulgaria is set to hold yet another parliamentary election —its fifth one in two years— after the Socialist Party said they failed to form a government stating "there was not enough will to form a working government." Failing to form a Cabinet for the third and final time in this parliament, the country is heading toward a general election once again, most likely to be held in April.

25 Oca 2023

• Kosovo formally applied to join the EU , which caused Serbia —Kosovo's long-lasting contentious neighbor— to react with anger and call on the bloc to cancel the process. Serbia said they will ask five EU states that do not recognize Kosovo to block the initiative. On a related note: Chancellor Olaf Scholz said it is in Germany's interest for the remaining Balkan countries to join the EU. Scholz welcomed the decisions to grant Bosnia candidate status and to accept ...Devamını Oku

15 Ara 2022

• EU countries agreed to allow Croatia to join the Schengen Area as of Jan. 2023, finally accepting the country after years of await. However, Romania and Bulgaria’s accession into Schengen was blocked —despite both having joined the EU six years before Croatia— by Austria, citing concerns about migration.

09 Ara 2022

• Bulgaria will allow Russia-owned Lukoil to continue operating and exporting oil products to the EU until the end of 2024 —a deal that would give Bulgaria an additional €350 million boost— despite warnings by the bloc that it is against their sanctions.

23 Kas 2022

• The European Commission said Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania are ready to join the visa-free travel Schengen Area, after proving that they all meet the criteria. Croatia completed its evaluation process in 2020 and received a positive assessment in 2021. For Bulgaria and Romania, the wait has stretched over a decade, with some EU countries opposing their accession over corruption, organized crime, and judicial reform concerns.

17 Kas 2022

• Russia's security service (FSB) said they arrested eight people —five Russian and "three Ukrainian and Armenian citizens"— suspected of involvement in the organization of Saturday's bomb attack on the bridge linking Crimea to Russia. The FSB said the explosives were shipped in early August from Ukraine's port of Odesa and passed through Bulgaria, Georgia, and Armenia before arriving in Russia.

13 Eki 2022

• Greece and Bulgaria started operating a gas pipeline, which will help southeast Europe decrease its dependency on Russian gas after Russia’s Gazprom cut energy supplies to Europe due to the sanctions against its invasion of Ukraine. The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline will transport 1 billion cubic meters of Azeri gas to Bulgaria and provide non-Russian gas to its neighbors. On a related note: Denmark said that Nord Stream 1 and 2 both stopped leakin...Devamını Oku

03 Eki 2022

• Exit polls in Bulgaria suggest that the former prime minister Boyko Borissov’s party GERB is likely to win Sunday’s election. The surveys show the center-right party, blamed for corruption, obtained about 25% of ballots, while the reformist pro-Western We Continue the Change party came second with about 19%.

03 Eki 2022

• Thousands of people protested in North Macedonia as parliament prepared to vote on a French compromise deal for settling the country's disputes with Bulgaria, which would enable its long-due EU membership talks to start, Reuters reported. The nationalist opposition argues the deal endangers the Macedonian language and identity. via Reuters A step back: Bulgaria had vetoed North Macedonia’s accession in 2020 over history and language issues, with the country...Devamını Oku

15 Tem 2022